SA: Q1 cellular baseband chip market revenue of US$5.3 billion in 2020, Qualcomm Hisilicon MediaTek occupying the top three

The latest report from Strategy Analytics, a market survey agency, shows that the global cellular baseband processor market revenue reached US$5.2 billion in the first quarter of 2020, up 9% year-on-year.

From the manufacturer's ranking, Qualcomm ranked first with a 42% revenue share with its second-generation 5G products (including X55 ultra-thin modem and Snapdragon 765/G 5G SoC); followed by HiSilicon, with a revenue share of 20%; MediaTek ranked third with 14%; fourth and fifth were Intel and Samsung LSI, respectively.

In this regard, Sravan Kundojjala, Deputy Director of Strategy Analytics Mobile Phone Component Technical Services, said: "Strategy Analytics is expected to be driven by the launch of important flagship and mid-range 5G models from Samsung, Xiaomi, OPPO, vivo and other customers. Strategy Analytics expects Q1 2020, Qualcomm 5G baseband chips Has more shipments than its full-year shipments in 2019. Despite the epidemic, Qualcomm managed to achieve revenue growth in the baseband chip business due to the high average selling price of 5G chips."

In addition, Stuart Robinson, Executive Director of Strategy Analytics Mobile Phone Component Technology Services, said: "MediaTek continues to recover with its Helio P, A and G series 4G chips and has gained a share in 4GLTE baseband chips. MediaTek's Dimensity 5G chips will be available in Q1 2020 With a good start, we expect MediaTek to use its 4G and 5G share growth to win market share in the next few quarters. In addition, because Huawei’s chip division’s ability to manufacture chips at TSMC is limited, MediaTek is currently in a good position to Use Huawei to gain some share."

In terms of market segmentation, in Q1 2020, 4G baseband chip shipments fell for seven consecutive quarters; while 5G baseband chip shipments accounted for nearly 10% of total shipments, but accounted for 30% of total baseband revenue.

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